Portraits in Jazz
Culture and History, KyrgyzstanNo Comment
Concert Portraits in Jazz was held on October 10 in the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov in Bishkek. Queen of American jazz Sharon Clark and the quartet of Alexei Cheremizov from St. Petersburg (Russia) visited Kyrgyzstan for the first time.
The event was organized by Public Foundation Plus. Organizers of the free concert plan to make it an annual musical event in Kyrgyzstan. According to the Executive Director of the PF Plus, Bermet Aitbaeva, a goal of Portraits in Jazz is to make a world-class music accessible to the general public.
“Our contribution to the concert’s organization helps to a world-class music become accessible for everyone, without exception, on a par with the great opportunity to participate in social and cultural life of the society. We will continue to support the growing jazz culture in Kyrgyzstan and the tradition of free entrance to concerts with international celebrities,” – Bermet Aitbaeva says.
Worldwide renowned jazz vocalist, Sharon Clark, impressed the audience with the deep and throaty voice, and tremendous dedication in her performance. Singing songs in the genres of jazz, blues and soul music, Sharon Clark made an incredible impression on the fans of the real music. Along with the quartet of Alexei Cheremizov, they were able not only to dip guests of the evening in the mysterious rhythms of jazz, but also to help them to create their own portraits – mental images of the modern jazz singers.
There were no indifferent people among the audience. Everyone, who came out of the hall after the concert, was some time still in euphoria. I am very glad that musical events are becoming increasingly popular in Bishkek, and organizers of the events do their best inviting foreign celebrities to gift the unforgettable performance to the Kyrgyz citizens.
After the concert the musical evening was continued in Avenue 71 cafe with the jam session and compositions performed by the American guest.